I am a queer stage, screen and immersive director with a hidden disability. I'm Artistic Director of Liminal Stage Productions (LSP) and Associate Learning Practitioner at the RSC.
I create formally ambitious stage and screen productions that explore the interplay between different media, genres & forms, and that interrogate alternative perspectives in order to tell urgent, powerful stories about what it means to be human.
Transform Clore Fellow 2021, investigating how we can better join up the stage, screen and immersive industries
RSC Digital are currently supporting development of my new play, FLEX, exploring disability as superpower through live motion-capture
TheSpace.org are working with me to green-light a digital theatre project in early 2022
1st AD/2nd Unit Director on Katie Mitchell's live multi-camera video production of ORLANDO adapted by Alice Birch at the Schaubuehne
ACE DYCP Award Winner 2019
I trained at the RSC with Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, at Donmar Trafalgar, and at the Print Room with Lucy Bailey. In 2016, I creatively produced & directed the transfer of my bold theatrical experiment, GREY MAN, at Theatre503. Previously, I creatively produced & directed my ACE-funded & “technically inventive” (The Stage) HOWARD BARKER DOUBLE BILL at Arcola (2015) and my ACE-funded centennial adaptation of WOYZECK launching Omnibus (2013). I was the youngest founding Board member of Stage Directors UK, have been a Trustee of the Directors Charitable Foundation, and am a Directing Tutor at Mountview.
Photo by Topher McGrillis
FUNDRAISING & PRODUCING
I offer fundraising and producing consultancy services to individuals and organisations. I have 9 years' experience in fundraising within the arts sector and 8 years' experience of producing small-to-medium-scale productions Off West End and on regional tour. My fundraising portfolio includes several grants of under £15k and over £15k from Arts Council England, over £47k from philanthropic sources across 3 years, £53k from Trusts & Foundations, and in excess of £10k from corporate and other sources. I have worked as a successful fundraiser for Chichester Festival Theatre (£39k), Stage Directors UK and the Directors Charitable Foundation (£7k), Omnibus Theatre (£30k), and my own company, Liminal Stage Productions (£87k).
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
I am an experienced workshop facilitator and education/community practitioner, with a vivid belief in the power of participation, active learning and practice as research. I am a long-term Education Associate Practitioner with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Workshop Facilitator/Stage Director with the Shakespeare Schools Festival. As Community & Education Officer at Chichester Festival Theatre, I designed and led workshops for a range of participants including: older adults in their 3rd and 4th ages, vulnerable adults (18-60+), HE students, FE students, secondary and primary pupils, young people who are NEET, international students, migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. I have also worked as a Widening Participation Officer and Resident Tutor at the University of Warwick.
LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
Having been the youngest founding Board member of pioneering membership organisation, Stage Directors UK between 2014 and 2017, I now maintain a close relationship with this organisation through my work as an elected member of the Equity Directors & Designers Committee. I am also a former Trustee of the Directors Charitable Foundation, the only UK charity dedicated to the welfare of directors in all media, through which I am especially passionate about widening access to, and the diversity of, the directing profession, and about promoting the exchange of skills, knowledge and contacts between stage and screen directors. I am interested in contributing to the governance and leadership of arts and culture organisations, and in contributing to interdisciplinary projects and centres.
Photo by Topher McGrillis